Saturday, June 06, 2009

PGS Blog Gets an "A"

Some of you might have noticed the Website Grader link-graphic in the right-hand column down below, the one with the number 92 in the center. That's Website Grader's grade for this blog, a 92, an A in most schools. Cool, no? The PGS blog gets an A! No summer school for this blogger.

A few days ago, a guy I follow twollow on Twitter, Rosh Sillars, who authors a very informative blog, NewMediaPhotographer, tweeted a link to Website Grader. I thought, "Why not?" So I surfed over to Website Grader and punched in this blog's URL and waited for the results.

Website Grader looks at all kinds of information to come up with a blog's or website's "grade." Stuff like ranking in search engines, Alexa rating, how many sites link to the about-to-be-graded site, and so much more. Website Grader, btw, has graded over 900,000 websites. That's nearly a million!

I was fairly surprised to get an A for this photography blog. Before the results came back, I was thinking I'd get a high C or maybe a B, but an A? Fuhgedaboutit!

Here's a few highlights Website Grader reported. I've copied-and-pasted this directly from WG's report. I know it looks like I'm tooting my own horn but, a long time ago, someone once told me, "If you don't toot your own horn, someone's gonna use it as a spittoon."

Google Indexed Pages: 298

This number is the approximate number of pages the PGS blog has that have been stored in the Google index. The Google web crawler will visit the website periodically and look for new content for its index. Generally, the more pages your site has within the Google cache, the better.

Traffic Rank by Alexa: Top 3.84%

Alexa is an online service that measures traffic for millions of sites on the Internet in a similar way to Nielsen television show ratings.

Inbound Links: 3,957

One of the most important measures for a website is how many other sites link to it. The more links the better. Having links to your website from authoritative resources on the Internet helps you rank higher in search engines since these links are an indication that your website is trustworthy and contains good content.

Blog Ranking: Top 1.03%

Technorati is a popular blog directory service. It measures the popularity of a given blog as compared to all other sites that have been submitted to its system.

I love that last one: Top 1% of blogs! Anyway, there you have it. The PGS blog gets an "A" and yours truly gets some cyber bragging rights... with the accompanying blare of my horn a' tootin'!

BTW, I love when you guys show me some love! Keep clicking those "Ads by Google" links in the right-hand column. Writing for pennies is as big a reward, maybe bigger, than writing for good grades. And it certainly trumps writing for free. I love having those pennies from heaven dropping on me! Ouch! One just hit me on the head! Right on my (mini) Friar Tuck bald spot!

The pretty girl at the top is Kierra from a couple of weeks ago. If the background seems like it's shown in more than a few photos I post it's because it's part of a set in a studio where I regularly photograph models for one of my clients. I played around with some 3rd party filters when I processed the photo. Not sure if I like the results or not but trying out new things is how one learns new things. And new things usually lead to newer new things so I'm often willing to try out new things. So should you.

5 comments:

Greg McKay said...

Cool, Congrats!
My blog scored a rather miserable 22..... ;-(

Anonymous said...

Congratulations JimmyD! A very well deserved A+!

KS

New Media Photographer said...

Great score and thanks for the mention of NMP

All the best to you,

Rosh

Rick D. said...

well deserved and always a good read.

rolando gomez said...

Congrats jimmyd! You deserve an A for all your efforts. I wish you the best and continued success! I've always enjoyed your blog, rg sends!